My BBC R4 Drama, THE THINGS WE NEVER SAID, starring Lia Williams and Siân Phillips, produced and directed by Abigail le Fleming, won Best Radio Drama in the Writers' Guild Awards 2018.
Recent projects include: short film, BRITISH PEOPLE for THE UNCERTAIN KINGDOM (20 films about the UK in 2019), released on BFIPlayer, iTunes, Amazon Prime, Curzon Home Cinema and Google Play June 2020; site-specific live audio drama CITIZENS OF NOWHERE? for Chinese Arts Now/Beijing 707N Theatre, London Southbank Centre, Duddell's London, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham, & Edinburgh Fringe, 2018-19; comedy drama RIOT GIRLS: MALE ORDER, starring Belinda Lang and Carolyn Pickles, for BBC Radio 4 (produced by Emma Harding, TX 20 February 2018); HAMARI YAADAIN (OUR MEMORIES), a verbatim short play for EVERY THIRD MINUTE FESTIVAL, Leeds Playhouse (March 2018 & community tour); and short films for LAMDA: SCHLAF NICHT. TWENTY-FOUR HOURS (now on YouTube), and CANCELLED (shoots August 2020).
Writer in Residence, Theatr Clwyd, 2019; Sphinx Theatre #Sphinx30 #SphinxLab 2020 playwright, sponsored by Theatr Clwyd (R&D for main stage play, Theatr Clwyd).
I started my career in development, as Script Executive at Zenith Productions, where I worked across a slate of film and TV drama and script edited series such as HAMISH MACBETH (BBC), BODYGUARDS (ITV), and FIRM FRIENDS II (ITV). For Ecosse/BBC, I co-created the series McCREADY & DAUGHTER (starring Lorcan Cranitch & Patsy Palmer) and became a contract writer on EASTENDERS, where I worked on storylines including the domestic abuse of Little Mo Morgan and her trial for attempted murder. I subsequently wrote for CASUALTY, HEARTBEAT, and THE BILL.
In 2013, I was selected for the Royal Court Theatre's first Over 26s Writers' Group; my play, EXHUMATION, was workshopped there in 2015, with associate director Lucy Morrison and cast including Anna Calder-Marshall.
My spec feature, ALTER EGO, won an invitation from French screenwriters' association, Maison des Scénaristes, to attend their International Screenwriters' Pavilion at Cannes 2015. I was also selected for Filmonomics 2016, a Bird's Eye View/BFI/Creative Skillset feature film development/mentoring scheme.
My blog, '(Dementia Just Ain't) Sexy' was inspired by experiences with my late mother, who lived with the condition for over 20 years: I write and speak widely on this issue (outlets including BBC Woman's Hour, Victoria Derbyshire, The Guardian, The Times, BBC Wales) and sit on the Advisory Board of Raising Films (campaigning for parents and carers in the screen industries) and Carers Advisory Panel of Dementia Carers Count (charity supporting unpaid dementia carers).
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